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Two People Killed in La Pine Crash

MONDAY EVENING UPDATE: Oregon State Police say 29-year-old Alan James Eutsler of Bend was the Lexus driver killed in Sunday's crash. Investigators believe Eutsler was speeding and passing in a No Passing Zone when he hit the Ford Fusion head on.


The other driver, 45-year-old Donald Adams and his wife, 30-year-old Barbara, remain in critical condition at St. Charles Bend. Their 10-year-old daughter was also killed; an 8-year-old son suffered minor injuries. The Adams family, of Rathdrum, Idaho, was southbound on Highway 97 at the time of the collision. 




LA PINE, OR -- Two people were killed in a crash that shut down Highway 97 for four hours, Sunday night, just south of La Pine. According to Oregon State Police, a northbound Lexus crossed into oncoming traffic at about 8 p.m. and hit a Ford fusion head-on.


The 29-year-old Lexus male driver was pronounced dead at the scene, as was a 10-year-old girl in the Fusion. The 45-year-old driver of the Fusion and his passenger, a 30-year-old woman, were flown to St. Charles Bend with life-threatening injuries. An 8-year-old boy, also from the Fusion, was taken to the hospital by ground ambulance. 
OSP will not release any more information until next of kin is notified.

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